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Former Yakima Mayor Running For City Council

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Former city mayor Paul George kicked off his campaign today for city council at the Howard Johnson.

George gave his take on some of the key issues the current council has taken on in recent weeks.  He said he voted for the EMS Levy and supports the Yakima Fire chief's paramedic plan.

He believes his time in town will benefit him as a member of the council.

"I've been in this town for 50 years," he said.  "[I'm a] high profile guy, I care about this city, I know a lot of people, most of the prominent people in the city and I want to serve."

George spent four years on the council starting in 2002 but was defeated in the 2005 election.  He currently serves as the chairman of the Washington Horse Racing Commission and plans to keep that position if he is elected.

He is running against Maureen Adkison for the Position 1 seat on the council.